5-8 November 2015 | St. Louis, MO, USA

The Nevermore Jazz Ball

The Nevermore Jazz Ball is a one-of-a-kind celebration that features four nights of dancing to live music, two days of workshops, a jazz crawl with live bands on Cherokee Street, vintage vendors, crazy contests, and lots of St. Louis goodness. Now back for its 5th year, the Nevermore Jazz Ball has grown to be a dancer’s, musician’s, and fun-lover’s favorite. This year we’re bringing you a line-up that’s sure to please!


Registration opens Monday, July 6th at 7pm CST! We sell out every year, so plan to buy your tickets early! Due to venue capacity regulations, it’s unlikely that dances or classes will be available a-la-carte. So if you want to come to Nevermore, get yourself a ticket! New this year, we’re selling fewer full-weekend passes and more party passes. For those who want to enjoy and get the most out of the workshops, this means smaller class sizes. For those who want to party it up and enjoy more free time to explore St. Louis in the daytimes, rejoice! We have more dance-only passes available than ever before.


*(Above link will be active when registration opens on July 6!)


FULL WEEKEND PASSES include all dances and live music as well as all workshops with our super instructors. The best value, if you want to do the whole she-bang!

First 50: $120

Next 75: $140

Final 75: $160

PARTY PASSES (aka Dance-Only Passes) include all of the dances and of course the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl. No classes are included with this pass.

First 30: $85

Next 70: $95

The Nitty Gritty (Registration Policies)



We believe in music! Nevermore is just as much about the musicians as it is about the dancers. The Nevermore Jazz Ball is committed to bringing you a one-of-a-kind musical experience with an emphasis on featuring our magnificent local talent. We ice this sweet, locally-grown musical cake with a special guest band of hand-picked musicians from around the nation. We’re pretty sure you’re gonna like this.


The Bands

Thursday Night

Thursday’s kickoff party band is TBA, but you can bet we’re conjuring up a delicious and unique concoction of St. Louis’ best!

Friday Night-Miss Jubilee

A Nevermore Jazz Ball staple and dancer favorite, Miss Jubilee will set the dance floor swingin’ with their rowdy, raucous energy and soulful St. Louis sound.

Sat & Sun – Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders

Our headline band this year will be led by Michael Gamble (Asheville, NC) and will feature a “hard-swinging…classic small group swing” sound, and will be comprised of Michael Gamble (bass), Russ Wilson (drums), James Posedel (piano), Mike Faltesek (guitar), Jonathan Doyle (tenor sax), and David Jellema (trumpet). We’re excited about this one, folks!

Late Night Music

Hot and wild or low and slow, the party don’t stop when the clock strikes twelve. Late night line up coming soon, but we all know that lots of the magic happens after 1am, so you can expect it’s gonna be a special one.

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

No Nevermore would be complete without the Jazz Crawl! We’ll feature 6+ local bands for your dancing and listening pleasure on Saturday afternoon. Full details on the Jazz Crawl page.


Sylvia Sykes

Nick Williams

Mia Halloran

Andy Reid

Michael Faltesek

John Bedrosian


Here’s a big picture schedule to help you plan. We’ll be adding details as registration draws closer and of course, a fully detailed schedule will be available here prior to and throughout the event. For now, though, may we suggest that you plan to make a long weekend out of this? The Sunday party has historically been the legendary one, so get here early and stay in town if you can swing it (get it…?)!

Thursday, 5 November

8:30pm-1am – Welcome Party with live music

Friday, 6 November

Daytime: Explore St. Louis! City Museum, food, drinks, architecture, etc.

8:30pm-midnight – Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers at the Franklin Room!

1am-4am – Late Night Party with live music at South Broadway Athletic Club 

Saturday, 7 November

10am-5pm – Workshops

12pm-3pm –  Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl! (during workshop break)

8:30pm-12:30am – Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders at [not yet announced, but it’s a sweet place!]

1am-4am: Late Night Party with live music at South Broadway Athletic Club

Sunday, 8 November

11am-5pm – Workhsops

9pm-1am – Closing Party with Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders! [venue also not yet announced–it’ll be a fancy night!]

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

The Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl means Nevermore spirit for everyone! It’s a completely free-to-the-public mini music festival in one of the artistic epicenters of St. Louis–the Cherokee Street neighborhood! Born out of our desires to make Nevermore open and accessible to all members of the community and to showcase the wealth of local musical talent that we have at home in St. Louis, the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl brings the music to the people. We’ll put 6-10 local music acts in local eateries, bars, shops, and small businesses up and down Cherokee Street and they will be yours for the dancing, enjoying, and celebrating! This is undoubtedly one of the most unique and magical parts of the festival and we’re pretty sure you’ve never seen anything like it before! The lineup and more about the Jazz Crawl will be posted here.  



The Nevermore Code

We take fun seriously at the Nevermore Jazz Ball, and this means if you want to join in, you agree and abide by certain ground rules. Many of these points go without saying, but we’re still going to say them, write them, and live by them. This policy may be updated, so be sure to keep yourself familiar with it.

Code of Conduct

Nevermore Values